1932 Studio Cast

Show Boat [1932 Studio Cast]

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Helen Morgan and Paul Robeson, from the original American and London casts of Show Boat, joined other singers from the early casts of the Kern/Hammerstein musical for this groundbreaking cast album, released in 1933 and reissued on CD in 1989. The historical importance of these performances shouldn't diminish the pleasure to be derived from them, including an "Old Man River" and a "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" that are truly authoritative. The 65-year-old sound is astonishingly good.

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